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Asianet selects Cisco DOCSIS 3.0

Asianet has selected Cisco to deploy DOCSIS 3.0, a next-generation cable broadband network that is a key component of the Cisco IP NGN architecture. This technology increases upstream and downstream speeds to Asianet broadband customers by offering speeds of up to 300 Mbps per subscriber. DOCSIS 3.0 will help Asianet to achieve ultra-high speeds and will help enable the multi-service [...]

DTT drives LatAm digital TV

Digital TV is finally taking off in Latin America – from only 18.1 per cent penetration of TV households at end-2010 to just over the halfway mark by end-2014 and onto 94.5 per cent by 2020, according to a new report from Digital TV Research. To put it another way, 132 million digital TV households (in the 19 countries covered [...]

Comcast: Hasting’s ‘neutrality’ is hogwash

Comcast executive VP David Cohen says that Netflix CEO Reed Hasting’s criticisms of the two companies peering deal are “essentially hogwash.” Speaking on C-SPAN Cohen said he truth is that Netflix was the motivator for the deal, and that Netflix wanted to cut out the wholesalers and deal directly with Comcast. “If  it wasn’t for Comcast and the cable industry [...]

Charter files against Comcast/TWC merger

Charter Communications, the disappointed bidder for TWC, has filed legal documents contesting the proposed merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast claiming that the deal has been subject to a “flawed process”. Charter told Securities and Exchange Commission: “TWC’s process for negotiating and approving the merger was flawed because of the failure of the TWC Board of directors to consider [...]

Dutch digital connections now 86%

The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew one percent during the fourth quarter of 2013 to 6.66 million, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly report on the Dutch TV market. The total TV market (including analogue TV subscribers) increased to 7.74 million at the end of 2013 with digital TV being used by 86.1 per cent of TV subscribers [...]

N America to add 5m pay-TV subs

Despite recent findings suggesting the US multichannel segment posted its first full-year decline in subscriptions for 2013, and amidst continued talk about cord-cutting, a new report from Digital TV Research forecasts that the number of pay-TV subscribers in North America will continue to increase – despite a small decline last year. The Digital TV North America report estimates that

Analysts: Comcast-Apple ‘No big deal’

Following reports that Apple is in talks with Comcast about teaming up for a set-top box service that would allow users to stream live and on demand TV from the cloud, analysts at Barclays Capital have suggested that while streaming of live TV is inevitable over time, given the move to IP-based platforms, they consider any such resultant development is [...]

Comcast and TWC rank low with consumers

Merger partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable are two of America’s least favourite cable companies, according to a survey from Consumer Reports. The companies were near the bottom of the magazine’s rankings in a survey of

Comcast and Apple in streaming deal?


Apple is in talks with Comcast about a deal for a streaming-television service that would use an Apple device and express treatment on Comcast’s network to ensure QoE, according to US reports. The discussions are said to be in the early stages but the deal, if sealed, would mark a new level of cooperation and integration. Apple’s intention is to [...]

China Digital TV steams ahead

Encryption specialists China Digital TV saw a huge rise in its NYSE share price at the end of last week. Indeed, on March 20th the price rose 9.7 per cent in the single session, and even after a modest fall-back on March 21st, the price was still significantly up on the start of the week (opened at $2.82, closed at [...]

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